Triathlon coming to Siesta Key

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The annual Sirens and Merman triathlon will be held Sunday, June 27 on Siesta Key. The event begins at 7 a.m. at the public beach, 948 Beach Rd., and features a quarter-mile swim, 11-mile bike ride, and 1-mile run.

Its ending time is around 11 a.m.

Other variations of races are also available. Visit for more information and to register.

Pre-event packet pick-up is between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Scullers Draft House, 8217 Tourist Center Dr., Bradenton.

Here are the event details:

Limited to 250 athletes: In order to keep our athletes safe and maintain proper social distancing.
Registration: Online only. No race-day registration.
Packet Pick-up: Procedures will be altered to promote social distancing guidelines.
Timing Chips: Disposable chips will be handed out with packets.
Pre-Race Clinic: online.
Body-marking: Self-body-marking prior to arrival.
Face Coverings: Athletes will be required to wear face coverings before and after the competition. 
Sanitizing stations: Hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations will be available and placed throughout the venue.
Transition: We will reduce the number of bikes per rack.
Run Aid Stations: Bring your own water bottle for the run portion of the event.
Finish Line Fluids: Single-use water or electrolyte drink will be handed to athletes by staff or volunteers wearing gloves/masks. Athletes will NOT be permitted to grab their own hydration.
Awards Ceremony: Get your result get your award.

John Morton
Author: John Morton

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